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  • Somaliby John Saeed

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Somali is spoken by more than nine million people in the Horn of Africa and by expatriate communities in the Middle East, Europe and North America. It is the official language of Somalia and an important regional language in Ethiopia and Kenya. As a Cushitic language Somali is part of the great Afroasiatic language family whose other branches include... more...

  • Die Anfänge der hebräischen Grammatik (1895), together with Die hebräische Sprachwissenschaft vom 10. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert (1892)by Wilhelm Bacher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1974; US$ 180.00

    The present volume reproduces two still unsurpassed accounts of the flourish and eventual decline of Hebrew linguistic scholarship covering the period from the 10th to the 16th century, at a time when Christian scholars and theologians ? as a result of the Reformation with its emphasis on the authority of the Bible ? began to study Hebrew. These studies... more...

  • Keilschrifttexte aus Assur 4, Babylon, Nippur, Sippar, Uruk und unbekannter Herkunftby Franz Köcher

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 196.00

    Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen / Keilschrifttexte aus Assur 4, Babylon, Nippur, Sippar, Uruk und unbekannter Herkunft more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century. more...

  • Lady E. S. Drower's Scholarly Correspondenceby Jorunn Buckley

    BRILL 2012; US$ 144.00

    An edition of the scholarly letters of the English Lady E. S. Drower, famous for her novels, travel accounts, and studies in the Middle East, especially on the Mandaeans. Drower (1879?1972) kept up a lively correspodence with scholars, and the letters here span the years 1938 to the mid?1960s. more...

  • Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrewby Tamar Zewi

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    Presents a linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew parenthetical units through integration of several research disciplines and scholarly approaches. more...

  • Evidentiality in Interactionby Janis Nuckolls; Lev Michael

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00

    This chapter describes two quotation strategies employed by speakers of Nanti, one involving grammaticalized quotatives and another involving complement-taking verbs of saying, and examines the consequences of the pragmatic differences between these strategies for two key questions in the study of evidentiality: first, the importance of degree of grammaticalization... more...

  • Das Gilgamesch-Eposby Walther Sallaberger

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.01

    Walther Sallaberger stellt mit dem Gilgamesch-Epos ein Hauptwerk der Weltliteratur vor, das von den Grundfragen des menschlichen Daseins handelt. In einer allgemeinverständlichen Einführung erläutert er den Mythos des Königs Gilgamesch von Uruk und bietet vor dem Hintergrund der Traditionen zu Gilgamesch, die sich über zweieinhalb Jahrtausende verfolgen... more...

  • The Rosetta Stoneby John Ray

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 7.98

    What does the Rosetta Stone tell us about the past? What treasures of Egyptian literature can now be read, thanks to its decipherment? What does it tell us about the history of writing and the story of our own alphabets? How do decipherments work and how can we know if they are right? Who owns the Rosetta Stone and what happens if we start to return... more...

  • Lehrbuch der klassisch-ägyptischen Spracheby Hanna Jenni

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 52.99

    Klassisch-Ägyptisch: umfassend und profund! Gegenstand des Lehrbuches der klassisch-ägyptischen Sprache sind Schrift und Sprache des pharaonischen Ägypten. Bei der Schrift handelt es sich um die Hieroglyphenschrift, die während der gesamten, über drei Jahrtausende dauernden Zeit der pharaonischen Kultur in vielen Bereichen Verwendung fand, z.B. in... more...